So, what is erasmus program?
Basically it is a students mobility program which enables students to go studying in foreign countries. It is an European program and it is only intended for eu students. It enables them to stay in foreign country for a period of 4 months to 1 full year. Student choose their lenght of stay. All exams passed during study abroad are evaluated with ECTS points which are valid in all European countries. So if you study in Spain and pass some exams there you bring ECTS points back home with you. Some students use this advantage and pass more difficult exams while they are abroad because the same exams can be easier to pass on some other universities than you university. At least that is what my friends told me.
A brief description of Erasmus program
The Erasmus Programme (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students), is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987. It forms a major part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013, and is the operational framework for the European Commission’s initiatives in higher education. It is really popular amongst european students and its popularity raises every year. The Erasmus Programme, together with a number of other independent Programs, was incorporated into the Socrates program, established by the European Commission in 1994. The Socrates program ended on 31 December 1999 and was replaced with the Socrates II Programme on 24 January 2000, which in turn was replaced by the Lifelong Learning Program 2007–2013 on 1 January 2007.
There are a lot reasons why you should immediately grab the opportunity of studying abroad.
There are a lot of Study Abroad Programs…
…that you can choose from. But first, you should know what its benefits are. We all know how important education is nowadays. It is not merely just education itself, but quality education is a must. However, world class education can sometimes be very expensive. Actually, it is almost always expensive and not all people are rich.
If your budget cannot afford having quality education, you can go for Study Abroad Programs which are more affordable and yet, it is still high quality education. Another benefit you can get is the experiences you will be having. These are the experiences that you cannot get locally. You will be able to meet people with different cultures, and of course, you will eventually learn those cultures because you will be living on that place. You will have a great experience in living in another country and at the same time you will be able to live independently on your own.
How to choose best study abroad program?
You can research on the countries that provide the most quality education for the field that you want to study about. Once you have found the educational institution that fits your needs, you can research on the background and the culture of the country. It wouldn’t hurt to know what the country is like and the language they are using. This information will help you adapt with the environment later on.
If you consider this option for your education, you would then realize that you are one of the lucky people who have decided to take this opportunity. Your main goal is to have quality education, and you will definitely get it. You have found a more cheaper alternative to get the kind of education that you want, and you were able to have a lot of experiences too.